Professional Services to Emerging Growth Companies
ResTech Consulting Sessions
Need a little brainstorming session before making an investment in new equipment of before or making a decision relating to your restaurant technology systems?
Book time 30-60 min sessions. Need more time, we can arrange for that too. Sometimes this is all you need.
Tech-Stack Advisory Assignments
We've been immersed and active as investors, advisors and entrepreneurs in ResTech since 2007, when a restaurant tech-stack was a fax machine and a POS. Things have certainly changed. We know the markets globally and work with clients internationally. We can share what we know and who we know.
Corporate Finance Advisory
With over 180 investment banking transactions and assignments in the rear view mirror, we understand fund raising and the related complexities and challenges from seed to late stage Series C. Restaurants and Restech private equity is our bailiwick. We can advise in a number of areas.
Corporate Development Advisory
Corporate development isn't business development. Business development is about bringing in revenue from sales efforts. Corporate development is more strategic, via partnerships and creative business alignment designed to increase shareholder value. We know the ResTech landscape.
Fractional CIO Advisory
IT teams and senior leadership tend to focus on what's in front of them today, not planning for tomorrow. As former operators, and ResTech experts we live at the intersection of restaurants and technology. This perspective can be valuable to organizations engaged in digital transformation. We can help create the plan.
We are passionate advocates and practitioners in foodservice and ResTech, so naturally, we are hyper-focused on our bailiwick, restaurant technology startups.
Our leadership team has broad reach to industry affiliates, business colleagues, restaurant leadership, and influencers, affiliates, dealers and media relationships. We bring decades of relevant experience to our investing partners and portfolio companies. We bring operations, culinary, development and corporate finance expertise. We have held BOH and FOH unit-level and C-level positions at regional and national chains. We are food and restaurant tech entrepreneurs, social media pioneers and digital transformation consultants.
We are practitioners and thought-leaders and with an operators' perspective. We are passionate about the restaurant industry and excited about how enabling technologies are transforming our industry every day. Technology helps create operational efficiencies leading to profitability and that make operators more competitive and relevant.
We have unique access to opportunities because we have been actively engaged as operators, digital media and Internet entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, financiers, food and restaurant technology sales and social media marketers for decades. We think automation is the new key to success in the broader foodservice industry. We have transaction experience as investment banker and entrepreneur. We live and work at the intersection of restaurant and technology working with clients and partners around the globe.
We are experienced entrepreneurs in food and beverage, restaurants, retail and Internet technology. We have an operator's perspective with vision and access to key resources required to execute on our plans. We invest, create, launch and support.
We invest in our own portfolio and secure additional growth capital from industry insiders, operators and venture funds. In some instances, we accept idea-stage startups into our Studio with a founding team and guid them through our process.
Influencers and Thought-Leaders
We created the first restaurant social media community and network in 2007. The purpose was to connect and engage operators and no-operators and inform the industry about new emerging technologies that are transforming the industry. FOHBOH.com, and the ResTech [infoh.com] Newsletter deliver news and information to over 80,000 industry professionals multiple times each week.
Founder | Managing Partner
Investor • Advisor • Entrepreneur
MICHAEL L. ATKINSON - Founder
Investor, Advisor & Entrepreneur
Michael is a serial Investor, entrepreneur, speaker and restaurant technology multi-hyphenate living in Dallas, Texas. His investment thesis is supported by decades of industry experience as an operator, strategist, financier and technologist. Michael is a former consumer-sector investment banker who is deeply passionate and committed to solving restaurant business problems using next generation technology for restaurants operating today and tomorrow. MORE
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